Petworth House and Park - National Trust

Petworth House and Park - National Trust
Petworth Park
Petworth
West Sussex
GU28 0AE
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house

E-mail

petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Information

01798 342207

Learning

01798 343929

Fax

01798 342963

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The West front of Petworth House and the ha-ha in the grounds in November, West Sussex
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Rebuilt in 1688 by the 'Proud Duke' (Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset) around the ancient manor house of the Percy family, Petworth today houses the largest collection of paintings and sculpture in the care of the National Trust.

Petworth also features a 30-acre woodland garden, which forms part of the Pleasure Ground, and a majestic 700-acre landscaped park designed by 'Capability' Brown which is home to the largest herd of fallow deer in England.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

House & Grounds
Adult GA - £10.90 Standard - £9.90
Child GA - £5.50 Standard – £5.00
Family GA - £27.30 Standard - £24.70

Pleasure Grounds
Adult GA - £4.20 Standard - £3.80
Child GA - £2.10 Standard - £1.90

Groups - £9.00

Discounts

  • National Trust

Special things to see include 19 oil paintings by Turner in the Carved Room and North Gallery, Van Dycks in the Square and Little Dining Rooms, Grinling Gibbons' finest limewood carvings in the Carved Room, Louis Laguerre's Grand Staircase murals and the copper batterie de cuisine in the kitchens.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Capability Brown
  • Turner
  • Van Dyck
  • Titian
  • Gainsborough
  • Reynolds
  • Blake
  • Grinling Gibbons
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Fallow Deer at Petworth Park

Great British Walking Festival

  • 23 October 2014 11am-12:45pm

This year we are celebrating autumn colour with a series of guided walks. Join our enthusiastic guides as the they share their knowledge and showcase the splendid sights and sounds of the parkland cloaked in shades of warm yellow and gold.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of forest

Great British Walking Festival - Turner's Palette

  • 23 October 2014 11am-12:45pm

This year we are celebrating autumn colour with a series of guided walks. Join our enthusiastic guides as the they share their knowledge and showcase the splendid sights and sounds of the parkland cloaked in shades of warm yellow and gold.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Toadstool

Fungi Foray

  • 25 October 2014 11am-2:30pm

Join our favourite fungi expert Nik Westacott to explore the expansive parkland in search of edible autumnal treasure. This informative walk is perfect for beginner or enthusiast alike.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£45.00 including picnic lunch and drinks.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Victorian Tour

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-petworthhouse.htm

Victorian focused tour and handling collection, based in the servants quarters.

How to obtain

Call 01798 342207 or email petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

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